Suffering from sweat at the gym. Firstly - that's a great sign of a good workout so you shouldn't be ashamed! ✅But if you're still feeling a little self conscious, here's how to reduce bum sweat appearance.
by CHLOE ALEXANDER on
January 31, 2019
Is bum sweat normal?
Of course, it is! Everyone has some sweat there, even the best of us. Your body has numerous sweat glands that produce liquid to help cool you down, to stop your body from overheating. Some just happen to sweat more than others, and it’s completely natural. However, we know that there’s nothing arguably uncomfortable as a swamp-ass, that’s why we have made a list of ways how you can stop/minimise bum sweat when you decide to hit the gym!
So what should you do?
Here are our top 8 tips to stop bum sweat:
Make sure you choose the right underwear.
Wear cotton underwear as it absorbs sweat. Avoid synthetic materials as this can cause irritation to your skin, and can even cause skin conditions like a rash or fungal infections. So remember, the right choice of underwear is a must!
As with the case of any form of sweating, it is important that you stay hydrated. So make sure you drink plenty of water before and after your workout! When you sweat, you lose moisture, so its important to drink lots of water to get moisture back in your body.
Carry an extra pair of underwear.
Damp underwear is one of the last things that you would want, so make sure you always carry a spare pair of underwear in your bag. You need to remember that damp clothing provides the perfect environment for bacteria to live and breed. Don’t forget to wipe your butt area with wet wipes before you put on a new pair!
Wear dark colours.
Always wear dark workout pants. Choose colours like black, charcoal black or navy. These colours are good at hiding sweat patches. Good news – We have these all these colours available in our range! Yay!! You can even opt for workout pants with patterns – as this can also help cover up any sweaty patches. Remember, it doesn’t always have to be dull and boring!
Before you start with your work-out, make sure you know where the nearest bathrooms are. You don’t want to be running around last minute trying to find a bathroom when you are all sweaty and drained out! Save yourself from the last minute hassle!
Shave/trim down pubic hair
Pubic hair actually aggravates your sweat glands as it provides a layer of warmth around that area. Sweat, dirt and oil can get trapped between the hair – once again a perfect breeding spot for bacteria. So what should you do? Make sure to shave or trim down there often, and most importantly, remember to keep on top of it.
Do NOT eat spicy foods before your work-out!
This is one of the worst things that you can do before a work-out! When you eat spicy foods your body automatically starts heating up, and one starts to sweat profusely. So if you were to eat spicy food before your workout, not only will you be sweating because of what you just ate, but you will also be sweating excessively because of your workout! That’s double the trouble! Not just that, but spicy food can also result in indigestion, inflammation in the body and/or heartburn, which can result in you having to abandon your workout. Uh oh!
Choose to eat foods like watermelon before your workout – not only is it yummy and nutritious, but it also aids in hydration and will keep you energised. Watermelon is actually a cooling food, with a high water content – so when you’re eating it, you will be keeping yourself cool on the inside. When you’re cool on the inside, you will automatically be cool on the outside. Bonus!
Keep good hygiene practices.
Once you have finished your workout, ensure that you have washed and wiped yourself properly in the shower. Use an antimicrobial body wash – as this will help get rid of any bacteria that may have started to accumulate between your butt cheeks. Put on a clean fresh pair of clothing thereafter, and let your skin breathe. In order to get some breeze down there, choose clothing which is a bit loose as your skin needs some air for it to breathe properly.
I’m Chloe – a body confidence writer here at House of Peach! I help women to feel fabulous in the body they’re in and feel amazing in gym wear – regardless of their body shape and type. Unleash Your Peach.